Monday, April 29, 2019

Love My Park Day Is Saturday May 4th

love my park dayI Love My Park Day has been set for Saturday, May 4th. With various ways to volunteer and give back, “Love my Park Day” provides a chance to help others, and learn more about sustainability practices.

This year there are 10 local locations seeking assistance on May 4: Ausable Point State Campground, Dennie Road Cross-Country Ski Trails, Fish Creek Pond State Campground, the Indian Pass Trail in the High Peaks, Lake Durant State Campground, the Lake George Beach/Battleground recreation area, North Hampton Beach State Campground, Paradox Lake State Campground, the Roaring Brook Falls campsite in Keene Valley, and the Rogers Island Pool Boat Launch in Moreau (near Fort Edward).

The tasks vary from picking up trash and planting shrubs, to rehabilitating sites to discourage illegal camping. Each location suggests various equipment to bring such as gloves, work clothes and eye protection.

There are also various town-wide clean-ups on the schedule. Long Lake and Raquette Lake host their annual community clean-up on May 1st while May 18 will be the 57th year at the Lake Placid Garden Club.

It’s not all work, there is a scavenger hunt, picnic, and the Plunge for Change. St Regis Outfitters has scheduled the annual Saranac River Clean-up for June 23 from 1 to 5 pm. Boats, gloves and trash bags are provided with a cookout to follow. Though not technically a scavenger hunt, it is a search to get out as much garbage as possible.

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Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time. She writes about ways to foster imaginative play through fun-filled events and activities in the Adirondack region.

From her home in Saranac Lake, Diane also writes a weekly family-oriented newspaper column for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and keeps her own blog Adirondack Family Time. Her writing and photography has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, marketing companies and advertising agencies.

She even finds time to assist her husband with Adirondack Expeditions guiding families and young adults in the High Peaks.

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